Used Aluminum Die Cast Machines
We Buy and Sell Used Aluminum Die Cast Machines
We sell Aluminum Die Cast Machines
What are the advantages of aluminum die casting?
Aluminum die casting is favored over other casting processes as castings can be made with a wide range of shapes and designs. Aluminum die castings are much stronger than many other materials.
FAQ: What is the aluminum die casting process?
Aluminum die casting machines are used with varius aluminum alloys. In the aluminum die cast process, molten metal is poured into a "cold chamber", commonly called a "shot well" or "shot sleeve". The liquid metal is poured into the cold chamber at a location that is called the "pour hole". The metal can be poured using several different methods. It can be pouredmanually with a hand ladle,by a dedicated automatic ladle, with a foundry robot or by a dosing (pumping) furnace. A plunger similar to a piston) seals the cold chamber pour hole as it moves forward and then forces the liquid metal into the closed die at very high pressures and velocity. This is known as the injection process. After the liquid metal chills (freezes) in the die, the die casting machine opens and the casting is ejected from the die and removed from the machine. The die is then sprayed with a release agent that keeps parts from sticking to the die. The machine closes and the process repeats. Depending on the size of the machine cycle rates can vary from about 40 cycles per hour all the way to 300 cycles per hour.
Who are the major Manufacturers of Cold Chamber Die Casting Machines?
Manufactures from Europe include: Agrati, Buhler, Colosio, Frech, Idra, Italpresse, Triulzi and Weingarten. From Japan Toshiba, Toyo
Machinery, and Ube. From the manufacturers in the United States we offer Birch, Buhler Prince, Cleveland, Die Cast Press, Ex-Cell-O B&T, Harvill, HPM, Kux-Wickes, Lester, National and Prince. From China manufactures include: LK Machinery, Quantum and Yizumi.
What is the price or cost of a used aluminum die casting machine?
Because aluminum die casting machines range in size from less than 100 tons up to 4,500 tons
the price varies dramatically. One hundred ton machines can cost as little as $80,000.00 and 4,500 ton machines
can cost $3,000,000.00 or more.